ADRIAN, Mich.--The Adrian College American Collegiate Hockey Association-affiliated Division I team landed four student-athletes on the 2017 All-Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League Team, which was announced this week. The Bulldogs also earned two major awards as Gary Astalos was named the GLCHL Coach of the Year and freshman goalie Michael Barrett was voted the league's top rookie.
Adrian's four selections led the conference, followed by University of Michigan at Dearborn with three. Junior forward Brad Kobryn, freshman forward Marcus Rose, freshman defenseman J.P. Grineau and Barrett all made the first team.
"These four young men deserve this award for first team in our very competitive league. I cannot say enough about how proud I am to have them as Bulldogs on and off the ice," stated Astalos. "In addition, these awards would not be possible without the success and work ethic of our entire team. These 29 players and four coaches are a very special group, making my job easy. We are looking forward to entering the national tournament this week."
Astalos directed Adrian to the GLCHL regular season and tournament championships in his first season at the helm. The Bulldogs went 15-1 in conference play while leading the division in scoring defense (27) and goal margin (+75) in GLCHL games only. Astalos & Co. enter the ACHA National Championship with a 31-2 overall record.
Barrett led the GLCHL in goals-against average (1.54), shutouts (5), save percentage (.942) and victories (19-1).
Kobryn, the Adrian ACHA D-1 all-time leading scorer, racked up 31 goals and 21 assists for 52 total points, which were third in the league. He also was tied for first with nine power-play goals and six game-winning goals.
Rose burst onto the scene with scoring totals of 33+25=58 to top the GLCHL in goals and rookie scoring. He added seven tallies with the man-advantage while ranking second in overall point-scoring.
Helping anchor one of the nation's top defenses, Grineau posted a GLCHL-second-leading 31 assists to lead all league freshmen in that category. His 33 points were tied for second among offensive-minded blueliners.
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